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The admission of hearsay evidence is regulated by the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (CJA 2003).
See Practice Note: Admissibility of hearsay evidence.
The CJA 2003 expressly preserves the common law exceptions to the rule against hearsay for certain categories of evidence.
evidence of reputation
res gestae (eg statements connected with the facts in issue and which are an integral part of what happened)
admissions by agents
statements in furtherance of a common enterprise
See Practice Note: Admissibility of hearsay—preserved common law exceptions.
The CJA 2003 also provides for the admissibility of a previous inconsistent statement, ie a statement made by a witness before giving evidence which is inconsistent with their testimony at trial.
Further, the CJA 2003 makes express provision for other previous statements of witnesses, eg statements in rebuttal of recent fabrication. See Practice Notes: Admissibility of hearsay evidence in criminal proceedings and Safeguards against hearsay.
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